Oncology & Cancer

Can a modified poliovirus fight advanced prostate cancer too?

Duke researchers made a big splash in the news last spring when 60 Minutes featured the success of early clinical trials using a modified poliovirus in the fight against a deadly form of brain cancer. Now, with funding from ...

Oncology & Cancer

When cancer makes its way to the brain

Only half of brain cancers actually start in the brain. The rest—as in the case of former President Jimmy Carter—are metastatic tumors from cancer that originated elsewhere in the body.

Oncology & Cancer

Modulating the immune system to combat metastatic cancer

Cancer cells spread and grow by avoiding detection and destruction by the immune system. Stimulation of the immune system can help to eliminate cancer cells; however, there are many factors that cause the immune system to ...

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